Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for cant hook
- ‘A cant dog is a pole about eight feet long, with a sharp metal spike and a hook on the working end.’
- ‘On the two-horse wagon sled lie a four-inch crosscut saw and a four-inch cant dog.’
- ‘We are well stocked with winches, log arches, wood splitters, wedges, cant dogs, and chainsaws.’
- ‘The peavey was a modified version of the cant dog and was widely used in the annual log drives down Maine's rivers.’
- ‘Extra boats carried spare cant dogs and other tools and a portable forge so the blacksmith could keep up with repairs.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.